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Mad to Be Normal

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Medicine seems amazing in the 1960s, because psychiatrist R Ling of Scotland has conducted several different experiments on psychiatric patients suffering from mental disorders, in an effort to create a unique society for his patients.
Actors: Maya Chesca Miles,
Maya Chesca Miles
Maya Chesca Miles
Caitlin Innes Edwards,
Caitlin Innes Edwards
Caitlin Innes Edwards
Jeannie McGinnis,
Jeannie McGinnis
Jeannie McGinnis
Judith Alexander,
Judith Alexander
Judith Alexander
David Tennant,
David Tennant
David Tennant 18 April 1971, Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
Martin Bratanov,
Martin Bratanov
Martin Bratanov
Stephen Schreiber,
Stephen Schreiber
Stephen Schreiber
Molly-Kate Sharples,
Molly-Kate Sharples
Molly-Kate Sharples
Darren Whitfield,
Darren Whitfield
Darren Whitfield 31 October 1968, England, UK
Richard Price,
Richard Price
Richard Price 26 May 1981, England, UK
Peter F. Gardiner,
Peter F. Gardiner
Peter F. Gardiner
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Genre: DramaBiographyHistory
Director: Robert Mullan
Country: United Kingdom
Release: 2017
IMDb: 6.0
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Duration: 106 min
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Daily Express (UK)
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April 06, 2017

Tennant is so commanding you can't tear your eyes away from him.
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Time Out
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April 03, 2017

Tennant's performance is strong, and he gives energy to a script that jolts in different directions looking for focus.
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Total Film
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April 06, 2017

In this touchingly funny, quietly heartbreaking biopic, David Tennant excels as the complex and flawed Laing.
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Observer (UK)
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April 09, 2017

There's plenty of jazzy paisley shirts, flamboyant velvet suits and on-the-nose music cues to denote its psychedelic 1960s setting, but these elements do little to soften Laing's eye-raisingly invasive and possibly inappropriate approach to his patients.
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Radio Times
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April 06, 2017

Tennant is as watchable as ever, resplendent in migraine-inducing psychedelic shirts, walking a fine line between radical visionary and arrogant chancer.
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Times (UK)
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April 07, 2017

It's elevated above bog-standard biopic fare by the performances.
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Hollywood Reporter
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April 03, 2017

Mad to Be Normal boils a fascinating subject down into a slightly clunky, simplistic bio-drama.
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The Mail on Sunday (UK)
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October 11, 2017

It's fascinating and particularly well cast but, despite Tennant's watchable efforts, the decision to concentrate on the Kingsley Hall years rather than more of Laing's life proves a frustrating one.
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Guardian
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April 07, 2017

David Tennant is on pugnacious, mercurial and beady-eyed form in this very interesting and absorbing film.
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Spirituality and Practice
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May 04, 2018

A thought provoking biopicture focusing on the countercultural life and work of the controversial Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing.
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The Arts Desk
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April 07, 2017

Mad to be Normal's pieces don't quite fit, but like Laing himself, it's never boring.
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Sunday Times (UK)
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April 10, 2017

David Tennant [plays the role] with conviction and a nice Glaswegian drawl, but the film is a dodgy business that makes things up -- including a pregnant girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss) -- for no good reason.
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